Stinging Nettle Seeds
by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)
Some communities in US, if not most, prohibit putting up of fences.
Although there may be some benefits to this restriction, houses in that area are also open unwanted 'guests'.
If you live in an area where your house is unprotected by a barrier or a hedge and you want to keep animals and even uninvited visitors out, you'll be glad to have some Stinging Nettle Plant seeds.
The herbaceous plant is tall and has many uses for the gardener. It is clothed with many hollow stinging hairs all over its leaves and stems, similar to hypodermic needles, which injects histamines and other chemicals that result to a stinging sensation when contacted by humans and other animals.
It can grow 2ft to 7ft high, with small petal-less greenish flowers that bloom from July through September.
Stinging nettle can also be used as an herbal tea, due to its long history of medicinal use. Although if you brush up against a nettle, you might complain, its leaves are used to treat skin complaints such as acne and eczema.
It's also prescribed by alternative therapists for suffers of arthritis, and Celiac disease.
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Edible: Cooking or soaking the young plants in water will remove the chemicals from the plant. The flavor is similar to spinach and cucumber once cooked. The plant is a rich source of iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, and Vitamins A and C
Companion plant: Nettles has a potential for gathering beneficial insects in the garden. They contain plenty of nitrogen and are used as a compost activator or in making liquid fertilizer
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